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    Cool robo dog?

    Don't want to get bit by one of these......


    It can easily haul 300 pounds. It's development in Boston is funded by DAPRA, for military purposes.

    Hundreds of these 'war dogs' will be ready to go to war soon. From a bunker back in Virginia, the controller deciding which targets the dog has sighted are worthy kills won't be using a keyboard or a mouse. He or she will be able to think where the war dog goes and who it kills. Bluetooth in the brain. With the help of its distant instructor, it will learn over time to decide for itself when to kill. All these things were science fiction, today, next year, they are reality.
    I'm still not sure which demonstration is more disturbing. The hopping test, where it shows it can easily leap a wall. Or the rock test, where it just keeps coming at you. You can't kick it over. If you manage to knock it down, it will just get back up again.
    i09 has a few more clips of the 'war dog'. Creepy stuff indeed if you feel uneasy about the rise of robot armies. Watch it coming through the woods, and righting itself after slipping on ice. It looks like it was modeled on two men bending over from the waist, facing each other. These clips are already a year or two old. Do you wonder what it's capable of doing now?
    That buzzsaw sound can easily slip into your nightmares.


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    There's even a newer video on You-Tube, or can be seen here: http://gizmodo.com/368651/new-video-...ing-its-spooky

    The sound is supposed to be its power generator. Imagine it with a nice quiet fuel cell, some primitive artificial intelligence, and some shielding and weaponry. Even the American Constitution's Second Amendment won't help you then.

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    not very stealthy, but pretty bas ass.

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    Does it piss oil on fire hydrants? That's what I want to know.

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    Yes it does........
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    Quote Originally Posted by SideFX View Post
    Yes it does........
    Not sure if that pic is funny or just plain scary looking.

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